Baobab Cafe and Grill (Menlyn)

6 Reviews
African, Bakery fare, Steak
Phone Number 0123681003 Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday 10am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10:30pm

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R130 avg main meal
African, Bakery fare, Steak
R130 avg main meal
Coffee, Family friendly, Groups
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Functions, Licensed, Parking, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Location and contact

Shop 53 & 55, Menlyn Shopping Centre, Corner Attebury Road and Lois Avenue, Menlo Park, Pretoria

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Slyvia Mckeown

Sometimes you really just need something for everyone and on days where you have to consider the kids and your every judging mother-in-law it’s places like Baobab that come in more than useful. Not many places can boast as to having eisbein, oxtail potjie, champagne oysters and a dedicated sushi chef all in one place. And you would remiss if you skipped out on their breakfast selection that comes fresh off the grill, marks and all.
There is small selection of salads and a Camembert wrapped in filo but if you eat meat, and a lot of it, you will be the happiest person possible with their wide spread of choice. Find your home in their “Mzanzi Favourites” section where you will have your pick of proteins and the classiest Tshisa Nyama in town. If you have a sweet tooth all of SA’s traditional favs are found here, including peppermint crisp pudding and malva, but with a selection of dessert cocktails like the Banana Shortcake that is packed full of white rum and banana liquor, your mother-in-laws smile will be all the wider.

As with the rest of the menu the drinks section is wide and varied, with a few wines in every style and every liquor imaginable. Not to mention a milo milkshake for the kids.

Genuinely some of the best service ever experienced outside a fine dining establishment and by the looks of the other servers across the floor it’s a universal practice.

From it’s bright fabric covered booths to the African inspired wood paneling it manages to give a touch class and be accessible at the same time. There is even an outdoor deck at the back if you want to leave the parking lot of the mall behind you.

Best for...
All round winning family dining experience


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Being in the foodcourt of the mall, it is quite a distance to walk to get to the restaurant. They do not have a smoking area anymore and you are now directed to an outside area where you can smoke. For smokers this is not ideal. Other than that the service is great a d the food is fantastic
    We celebrated my daughter (Jamie-Lee Thumbran) 21st birthday at Baobab on 08 February 2017 - Wow !!!! It was awesome! We really enjoyed the food...nice evening with friends and family - dear loved ones...will never forget... Leonie Matthews
    My boyfriend and I, came to baobab for a quick meal. The place is beautiful, and him and his family have always come here (they're all Pretoria people), he found a piece of hair in his mash potatoes. The manager came to prologue by making excuses about how he only has males in his kitchen and no women and the men wear nets. He didn't end up eating. Which ruined the evening. Arrgh.
    Most apalling plastic-fake-instant-cheese and mushroom sauce on the chicken scnitzel I ever tasted. No thanks.
    I have been going to Baobab for years now. My parents started taking us there as kids about 12 years back. Loved it from the start. Amazing food, all of it! I have not had anything on their menu (in twelve years I have gone through it quite extensively) that was anything short of spectacular. Seating is spacious and comfortable. Even on busy days, although it isn't quite it never gets overbearing and you never struggle hearing the other person. For more privacy, there are cubicle like seating options, we usually opt for that as you can almost forget that you are in a massive restaurant. It is warm, inviting, classy and elegant, without feeling stingy. Portions are big, food is really good. I have mentioned it before, but it really is great! My only complaint is the fact that they removed the ostrich fillet (with cranberry sauce and brie cheese) from the menu. Was the most amazing thing I have ever eaten. Unsure of what to get off of a really big and great menu? Their lamb shank is always amazing as is their selection of potjies is always a winner.

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